Premium Bus Service 554 has been transferred to Tan Bus Transport from 29 August 2016. View our updated article at Land Transport Guru by clicking here.
SBS Transit Premium 554 is a Premium service operated by SBS Transit from Tampines Avenue 4 to Fullerton Road. The route passes through Tampines Avenue 3, Tampines Street 84 / 83, ECP and Robinson Road, operating two trips in the morning.
|Route||Tampines Avenue 4 (Blk 945) → Fullerton Road (Fullerton Sq)|
|Passes Through||Tampines Ave 3 / St 84 / St 83, ECP, Robinson Rd|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)|
|Current Fleet||Volvo B9TL
|Shifts||Weekdays: 2AM (2 buses)|
|Departure Times from T1||0735 – 0745 (Weekdays)|
Premium 554 release poster
2008 (1 Apr): Introduced as a Premium Service from Tampines Ave 4 → Fullerton Rd, with one trip departing at 0745hrs. Charges a flat fare of $3.60
2009 (01 Apr): Fare temporarily lowered to $3.40
2010 (01 Jul): Fare reinstated to $3.60
2010 (20 Sep): Second departure introduced at 0735hrs
2011 (08 Nov): Fare increased to $3.80
2013 (29 Dec): Express sector diverted to Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from ECP
2014 (04 Aug): Fare revised to $4.50
2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area; Express sector amended to Maxwell Road after MCE instead of Prince Edward Rd.
Premium 554 serves the housing estates of Tampines Neighborhoods 7, 8 and 9 with bus connections to the CBD, eliminating the hassle of transferring between different modes of transport. One of three SBS Transit Premium services in Tampines, it provides a more convenient alternative route for residents who would otherwise rely on the MRT and feeder bus routes to reach the city.
Express 513, introduced in 2012 under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme, provides a cheaper alternative route from Tampines West to Shenton Way, charging only express fares. Much of its catchment area is shared with Premium 554, which has reduced the demand for this service.
Two trips are operated in the mornings, departing Tampines Avenue 4 (Blk 945) at 7:35am and 7:45am on weekdays.
Operating Days: Weekdays only. Does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.
Fare: Flat fare of $4.50. Transfer rebates & concessionary travel are not applicable.
Fleet: Premium 554 operates on one Volvo B9TL Wright and one Volvo Olympian, both running under crossover trips from Service 65.
Tampines Avenue 4 (Bus stop outside Blk 945)
Tampines Avenue 4 (Bus stop opposite St. Hilda’s Primary School)
Tampines Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 819)
Tampines Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 827)
Tampines Avenue 3 (Bus stop outside Blk 888)
Tampines Street 84 (Bus stop outside Blk 874A)
Tampines Street 83 (Bus stop opposite Blk 853)
Tampines Avenue 5 (Bus stop between Blks 701/702)
Tampines Avenue 5 (Bus stop opposite Darul Ghufran Mosque)
Simei Avenue (Express)
Xilin Avenue (Express)
Maxwell Road (Express)
Robinson Road (Bus stop after Capital Tower)
Robinson Road (Bus stop opposite The Ogilvy Centre)
Robinson Road (Bus stop opposite AIA Tower)
Fullerton Road (Bus stop outside Fullerton Square)
Premium 554 at a glance. MCE Amendment is not reflected.
2008 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
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